In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(building) demoler(building) derribarthey bulldozed the rubble into a pile — apilaron los escombros con el bulldozer
2informal(bully, force)avasallarI was determined not to be bulldozed by her — estaba resuelto a no dejarme avasallar por ella
- to bulldoze sb into sth/ -ing — forzar a algn a algo/+ inf
- we were bulldozed into signing — nos forzaron a firmar
- the measure was bulldozed through — se consiguió la aprobación de la medida a la fuerza
- he bulldozed his way into the hall — se metió en la sala llevándose a todo el mundo por delante
- These are the iron rules imposed by the world's most successful female pop star who has spent most of her career gleefully bulldozing the boundaries of decency on television, in films and in the pages of the press.
- The government is acting like a dictator on this matter and bulldozing its way through everything.
- Still, for 50 minutes England was reduced to the ordinary and they reverted to type, attempting to bulldoze the Italians at every opportunity, a ploy that mostly failed.
- What purpose did bulldozing the election serve?
- First, he bulldozed French flanker Serge Betsen before forcing his way over the try line with similar ferocity on the hour mark after a period of sustained pressure.
- I used to have a great deal of respect for the way they operated their business, but now they seem to be just another faceless corporation, bulldozing their way through the law and common decency in pursuit of money.
- York responded, bulldozing their way forward.
- She says it ignored the wishes of the people and it was bulldozed through by senior ruling party officials.
- We realise this has far reaching impacts on people's lives and it is not our intention to bulldoze people.
- ‘It would be reasonable to set the recruitment criteria first and then far more appropriate to conduct a ballot for the panel rather than bulldozing it this way,’ he said.
- He added: ‘What amazes me is that some people in prominent positions in Leeds tried to bulldoze us into having the Love Parade again and I hope they are now having pause for thought.’
- However laudable these goals, the implementation often bulldozes individual rights and autonomy, just as the old eugenicist planners did.
- The Secretariat is now bulldozing its way into Member's territory.
- Grant plays George Wade, a millionaire real estate developer determined to bulldoze anything that stands in the way of his company's plans.
- He just grabs his leading lady and bulldozes right on through, trashing just about every institution near and dear to the moral majority on the way.
- Galashiels regards it as a triumph that the supermarket chain is bulldozing its way into town.
- And I am personally not averse to bulldozing my way towards what I want with any clever approach I can dream up.
- Last week's last-gasp victory over Partick Thistle may have been a frustrating, bulldozing affair, but yesterday a lot of their play was a joy to behold.
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